Amanda Jean and Austin Chant are creating Podcasts
12

patrons

$38
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We're The Hopeless Romantic,  an LGBTQIA-themed romance and media podcast hosted by Amanda Jean (@amandahjean) and Austin Chant (@austinchanted). We're two queer people who work within the industry (Austin's a writer and reader, Amanda's an editor) and want to tackle important issues in the genre. Our content is aimed at writers, readers, publishers, and everyone in between. 

After a year of producing episodes, we've had some great ones on bi representation, trans romance, villains and antiheroes, sex scenes, and much, much more. We have some amazing guests and topics still in the pipeline; 2018 is looking bright!

At only four episodes in, we realized that costs were only going to go up, and the easiest way to pay for them--without ending up with the crossed wires of going to presses for sponsorship or selling ad space to whoever wants it--is crowd sourcing. Patreon gives us the chance to engage directly with our audience, find out what they're interested in, and even produce special content as thanks.

The Hopeless Romantic episodes will still be free to listeners, but folks who pledge will have access to: outtakes, content edited for time, the inevitable "they got drunk and tried to record" audio, and backers even have the chance to request segments on whatever topic they fancy hearing Austin and Amanda talk about. You want to hear it, we'll produce it! 

Any little bit helps us keep up with costs!


Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
9 patrons
You get access to bloopers, cut content, and other miscellany we rustle up (our goal is one item of bonus content per month, in addition to regular podcast production).

And of course there's the priceless reward of knowing you're an awesome person who helped The Hopeless Romantic keep producing podcasts!
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
You get access to bloopers, cut content, and anything else, but you also get a shout-out on the podcast (if you want it). Neat, right?

You'll also be able to bask in the knowledge that you're a giving soul who will likely reap what you sow. Somehow. In the future.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Not only do you have access to the usual (bloopers, cut content, a shout-out on the podcast, and whatever else we post), you can also request a 10-minute (or more; we talk a lot) audio clip on the subject of your choice. If you've ever wanted Austin and Amanda's opinion on something, from the obscure to the obvious, this is your chance!

You will also qualify for sainthood. Or knighthood. Or something.
We're The Hopeless Romantic,  an LGBTQIA-themed romance and media podcast hosted by Amanda Jean (@amandahjean) and Austin Chant (@austinchanted). We're two queer people who work within the industry (Austin's a writer and reader, Amanda's an editor) and want to tackle important issues in the genre. Our content is aimed at writers, readers, publishers, and everyone in between. 

After a year of producing episodes, we've had some great ones on bi representation, trans romance, villains and antiheroes, sex scenes, and much, much more. We have some amazing guests and topics still in the pipeline; 2018 is looking bright!

At only four episodes in, we realized that costs were only going to go up, and the easiest way to pay for them--without ending up with the crossed wires of going to presses for sponsorship or selling ad space to whoever wants it--is crowd sourcing. Patreon gives us the chance to engage directly with our audience, find out what they're interested in, and even produce special content as thanks.

The Hopeless Romantic episodes will still be free to listeners, but folks who pledge will have access to: outtakes, content edited for time, the inevitable "they got drunk and tried to record" audio, and backers even have the chance to request segments on whatever topic they fancy hearing Austin and Amanda talk about. You want to hear it, we'll produce it! 

Any little bit helps us keep up with costs!


Recent posts by Amanda Jean and Austin Chant

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
9 patrons
You get access to bloopers, cut content, and other miscellany we rustle up (our goal is one item of bonus content per month, in addition to regular podcast production).

And of course there's the priceless reward of knowing you're an awesome person who helped The Hopeless Romantic keep producing podcasts!
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
You get access to bloopers, cut content, and anything else, but you also get a shout-out on the podcast (if you want it). Neat, right?

You'll also be able to bask in the knowledge that you're a giving soul who will likely reap what you sow. Somehow. In the future.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Not only do you have access to the usual (bloopers, cut content, a shout-out on the podcast, and whatever else we post), you can also request a 10-minute (or more; we talk a lot) audio clip on the subject of your choice. If you've ever wanted Austin and Amanda's opinion on something, from the obscure to the obvious, this is your chance!

You will also qualify for sainthood. Or knighthood. Or something.